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Karta Idrijca   Rake
ABOUT THE PARK
NATURAL FEATURES WITHIN THE PARK
A STROLL THROUGH THE PARK
FROM IDRIJA TO THE LAKE DIVJE JEZERO

Botanical garden
Joseph's Shaft
Kamšt
Rake
The lake Divje jezero (Wild lake)
Kobila

 
STRUG VALLEY (The Village of Idrijska Bela)
THE IDRIJCA RIVER from LAJŠT TO ITS SPRING
THE BELCA RIVER from LAJŠT TO ITS SPRING
THE EDGE OF TRNOVSKI GOZD
TOURISM AND RECREATION
 PROTECTIVE MEASURES
PHOTO GALLERY
USEFUL LINKS
 
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  As early as 1596 the first water channels (rake) were built, which directed the water to the dam on the Idrijca river next to Kobila all the way to the centre of the town. The power of the water fuelled numerous mining devices: saws, pumping, lifting, crushing and irrigation devices, heavy forging hammers and mills.

The water accumulated in the rake prevented the catastrophic fire in 1903 resulting in even more casualties, and the fresh waters from the old “laundry” standing right at the Rake’s entrance, was used by the miner’s wives to wash clothes. The rake was originally made of wood and it was only constructed in brick and stone after 170 years. Ever since the kamšt had been built, the waters channel shortened and no longer led to the centre of the town.

 
 
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Following the natural learning path alongside the rake all the way from the botanical garden to the dam one can enjoy a half-hour casual walk on flat ground accompanied by the water, luxurious vegetation and the sounds of nature. The path runs continuously alongside the water, in the shades of the trees and next to the lower level of the Idrijca river. This path leads us past the giant trees, the river curve at Zagode, the spring, multiple footbridges over the Idrijca river and finally ending at Kobila. It is declared a lover’s path and intended for Idrija inhabitants in need of some leisure time. This footpath leads to to Zagode, Stara mejca, the lake Divje jezero, and from Kobila dam through the picturesque valley of Idrijca to the Bela distict.